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Old School Sugaring

Old School Sugaring

Posted by Leader Team on Jun 10th 2021

With our host, David Butler, we visit the beautiful "old school" sugarhouse of Dean Aldrich, in Derby, Vermont, just a few miles from the Canadian border.

This is a natural draft wood-fired operation with Patriot syrup pans and a raised flue pan.

Dean boils pure sap and does not have RO. He has 580 taps working on 3/16 tubing (with so much natural suction that it blows out the gauge).

We talk a bit about defoaming and proper stack temperature, and timing of draw offs.